Lives in Adelaide, Australia
Since Aug 2012
50-64 year old female
I love to experience different cultures and always try and eat the local food when travelling. I always buy an ornament for our Christmas tree which is actually a memory tree of all our travels.
Marinas, Bodies of Water
Observation Decks & Towers, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Historical & Heritage Tours, Cultural Tours, Walking Tours, Private Tours
Historic Sites, Parks
Gardens by the Bay is a must for nature lovers. The Flower Dome displays flowers from all over the world in a brilliant kaleidoscope of colour. The Cloud Forest features the tallest indoor water fall in the world and is surrounded by a misty display of tropical flowers and plants.
Marina Bay encompasses a bevy of sights and sounds, museums and architecture. The largest attraction here would be the iconic Marina Bay Sands accommodation and shopping complex with its three towers and infinity pool on top. Catch public transport to this complex and spend some time maybe going to the theatre, high end window shopping or simply relaxing with a coffee.
This is a huge Ferris wheel and is a great way to see the skyline of Singapore from a lofty height. Each capsule is air conditioned and one rotation takes approximately 30 minutes and moves very slowly. This is a great way to test your fear of heights because it is so slow and smooth and the views are breath taking.
Even if your not a shopper it is fascinating to walk the length of this road and get lost in all the array of malls, shopping centres and hotel complexes both at street level and underground. Everything is here from high end shopping to the budget conscious. There is something for everyone and if you get hungry, never fear, the basements are full of places to eat.
If you want to explore Singapore on foot and learn about the hidden history of this fascinating city then book a tour through "The Original Singapore Walks". They have lots of different walks to choose from on most days of the week. The tours go in all weathers and the meeting points are easily found, most of the time by using public transport. Book on line or over the phone.
This can be visited as part of The Original Singapore Walks or on your own. The cemetery is north of the city overlooking Johore Strait. This is a very peaceful place and the grounds are amazing, so well kept. Spend time here just reflecting on the lives that were lost.
This park is delightful set on a hill close to the central business area. A highlight of the park is The Battle Box which was the underground command centre used during the Battle of Singapore. Walk through the individual rooms and feel like time has stopped. The life like wax figures re enacting the final scenes of battle are amazing and worthy of a visit.
After a day of drinking in the history of Singapore find yourself in Chinatown at the Yummy Viet. A wonderful clean restaurant with plenty of seating and tasty fresh food. Staff are attentive and prices are good. The restaurant refrains from calling you in from the front of house, which makes it more attractive.
Plan to spend a day enjoying this wonderful zoo. The exhibits, there are plenty of them, are mainly open with the animals free to roam. In a lush tropical setting, you will encounter many different species with interactive displays and shows being very popular. Access is by public transport or taxis.